The Steps a Personal Injury Solicitor will Take to Help You

The steps a personal injury solicitor will take to help you

If you have been involved in an accident you may need the guidance of a personal injury solicitor Cork.

Accidents can happen at any time, anywhere and without warning.

Whether it be a work incident or a road traffic accident, it can result in severe ramifications for your health and life.

Oftentimes, these injuries come as a result of negligence by another individual or organization. If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation and will need the assistance of a personal injury solicitor.

Here at Ronan Enright Solicitors, we have a highly experienced team of personal injury solicitors who deal with these claims.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s actions within the previous two years, we may be able to assist you in bringing a claim against those responsible.

Expert aid from a personal injury solicitor

The process for obtaining compensation for injury suffered can be intimidating but a personal injury solicitor will make it as uncomplicated as possible.

A personal injury solicitor will talk you through all of the steps involved and keep you informed throughout every stage.

The majority of claims do not begin in court. By law, they are required by law to start with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (with the exception of medical negligence cases).

PIAB provides an independent assessment of personal injury claims for compensation following road traffic, workplace or public liability accidents. If the person you hold responsible for your injury (the respondent) does not want PIAB to assess your claim for compensation, you can take your claim to court.

An application to the PIAB is done with the help of a personal injury solicitor to ensure an accurate process that runs smoothly. Correct guidance is given by the expert in the gathering of documents, medical reports and evidence that is collated for submission to the board.

The key steps in a personal injuries case

If the case must go to court, you can be assured that a personal injury solicitor will expertly guide you through the motions.

In their simplest form, these are the steps taken in a personal injuries case:

  • Obtaining a medico-legal report from your doctor/specialist.
  • Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) Application.
  • Drafting/Issuing a Personal Injuries Summons.
  • Responding to Particulars raised by the defendant.
  • Preparing evidence for Hearing.
  • Settlement

Here at Ronan Enright Solicitors we will always take our client’s instructions when dealing with a case. Please feel free to contact our experienced solicitor Cork with no obligation if you feel that you may wish to bring a claim.

Call us on (021) 235 5443 or email info@ronanenright.com

 

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How Top Cork Solicitor Can Help You When Making a Will

How top solicitor Cork can help you when making a will

While people are often reluctant to do so, the importance of making a will cannot be stressed enough.

A will is a legal document in which the person making the will expresses his or her wishes as to how their property and assets will be shared after their death.

As morbid as it may sound, it’s a provision that provides protection and security to family members. It enables you to put affairs in order that is in accordance with the needs of your loved ones.

An ‘executor’ (or executor) named in your will is usually responsible for carrying out your wishes.

As with all legal conditions, a legal expert, such as Cork solicitor Ronan Enright, will be there every step of the way to inform and guide you.

For every issue or query that arises, you can assure continuous support, expert knowledge, and best practice.

Solicitor Cork Ronan Enright has over 14 years of experience in wills and probate and there are many ways he can help.

He will outline the important questions to ask yourself before proceeding. Do these questions include what will happen if you pass away and is your family provides for?

Or who will after your children when you’re gone or will they have a secure financial future?

Then he will assist with a wide range of estate planning and services such as:

-Administration of estates
-Estate planning and capital tax advice
-Initial preparation and drafting of wills
-Powers of Attorney including wards of court and Enduring Powers of Attorney
-Legal right share entitlements of spouses

It’s important to remember that if you pass away without making a will, an administrator will pay any of your outstanding debts from your estate and your assets will be divided up among various relatives but this may not be a true reflection of what you want. In this case, you will have died ‘intestate.’

There is a set formula to the subsequent process but it is often more complicated and expensive than it would be with a valid will.
It is also vital to remember that a will can only be valid if it is made in writing, the person making the will is over 18 years old and the person has the capacity to make a will.

Meanwhile, the testator must sign or mark the will at the end of the document and do so in the presence of two witnesses who must also sign it. These witnesses do not receive anything in the will.

If you have any queries related to wills and probate, contact Co. Cork solicitor Ronan Enright at (021) 235 5443 or email info@ronanenright.com